For Asahi Kasei Asaclean Americas, everyone on the team understands the "why" within the company. "Each employee knows the company goals and puts the team first. It shows their commitment to the team through their actions," the company said.
A unique perk is the free weeklong trip to Japan, where employees sightsee with a private driver and tour guide and visit the parent company headquarters. Employees also enjoy flexible work hours, including a 35-hour workweek, work-from-home flexibility and generous paid time off.
AKAC matches 100 percent of employee 401(k) contributions up to 8 percent. Flexible spending accounts are also matched by the company.
Management supports employee training and development to further their careers. Managers mentor younger workers, and employees are encouraged to participate in corporate events with sister companies to build experience and visibility.
Asahi Kasei Plastics North America and purging compound supplier AKAC merged April 1. The combined company operates as APNA. It has four locations, in Michigan, Alabama, Mexico and Asaclean's headquarters in Parsippany, N.J.